Day of Ashura: 10th day of Muharam, is an Islamic celebration day for prayer, fasting and reflection for two significant occasions. The first occasion is that Muslims fast on that day in gratitude remembrance of the saving and liberation of Prophet Moses and the Israelites from the Pharaoh. The second occasion is that it marks the day of martyrdom of Husayin ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) at the battle of Karbala on the 0th day of Muharam in the year of 61 AH
Note: Islamic holiday observances begin at sunset of the first date listed and end at sunset of the last.
This calendar listing is intended to provide information about the named cultural/religious observation and is not intended as an actual campus event. If a campus event is associated with this observance, it will be listed separately on the master calendar.